It’s been so long overdue, but finally all members of the iconic Dip Set crew are on board for a REAL reunion, and an album is on the way. It will be warmed up first with a mixtape though, hosted by LIT Digital DJs‘ Funk Flex, DJ Mustard, Swizz Beatz and DJ Khaled.
Stopping by Flex‘s show on Hot 97 last night, Cam’Ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones and Freekey Zekey dropped off their new song “Have My Money,” while also spitting some bars off J. Cole‘s “Fire Squad” beat (for Lz and Jim) and “The Roc (Just Fire)” beat for Killa – which was a blast from the past, since that’s a Just Blaze beat from Cam‘s 2002 classic album, Come Home With Me.
The 15-city tour dates have not yet been announced, but the guys did reveal it will start with an NYC stop first at the Best Buy Theatre, and that they’ll also be at Flex‘s sneaker expo during All Star Weekend. The latter, however, is just to meet fans and sell Dip Set merch, NOT a performance.
Check out video from their Hot 97 visit below.
Beats By Dre has reinvented the selfie. With the help of Funk Flex, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, 2 Chainz, Victor Cruz, Fabolous, Nicki Minaj, Kenan Thompson and more, Beats introduces the #SoloSelfie in their new ad spot.
Oh…is that a [really, really, REALLY] quick cameo by yours truly? B*tch, it might be!
This was my first time catching a flight for a major event, and I must say, it was so cool!
Funk Flex got myself and Caasi a hotel for the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards, and what a time it was! We did dinner with Joey and Kaylin the first night, then hit Club ESSO with Flex, French Montana, Diddy, Waka Flocka, Wale and more.
The next night, Caasi and I got to attend the show, but the after-party was really where it was at! T.I. threw a vibe at his crib, and I chopped it up with Lil Duval, Miguel, Big Boi, Green Lantern, Nelly, mermaids! and more.
2011 was a dope year. I worked as Joe Budden‘s assistant for a few months, so we had a lot of random adventures during that time – including the video of me being his hypeman in Miami over the summer for “OLS3″, LOL! There’s also my appearance in his music video for “Unison,” since it was taped at one of our pool parties over the summer. That’s below too.
I met DJ Pauly D randomly in NYC, went to a taping of Saturday Night Live and got to meet my fave Katy Perry, went to the premiere of Flex‘s MTV2 show, Tyrese dropped by Hot 97, hit a show in RI with French Montana and Wiz Khalifa, my homie DJ Ricky Ruckus flew me out to Cleveland to host a party, I helped put together 52 Fest – a festival to support injured Rutgers player Eric LeGrand and a bunch of other awesome stuff…but I’ll do separate posts for deeper dives into those!
In September 2010, I stopped by Hot 97 to visit a couple of the friends I had made while interning there the year before. My internship on Flex’s show hadn’t been renewed in the summer of ‘09 because they really had no use for me, but I had maintained relationships with a few of the people that worked there. As I was hanging out and talking to them that night, Flex approached me, having remembered me from the year prior. He never knew my name when I interned (LOL), but asked me now and also asked if I was any good with computers and writing. I quickly said yes, and he asked if I wanted to blog for his brand new website, InFlexWeTrust.com, which had launched about 3 weeks prior. Of course I happily accepted, and the rest is history! I had no idea how to blog, but I called up Karen that night and she gave me a quick run-through of WordPress. From there, I figured it the f*ck out!
Above are a few pics from some of the early events: Kanye’s Hot 97 takeover, the IFWT launch concert at BB King’s with Joe Budden, Jae Millz, Freeway and a bunch more, artists stopping by the station (for Kiss FM…as Hot 97 can’t have guests in that building after 5pm ever since the G-Unit shooting), on set of Flex’s MTV2 sneaker show with Fab, looking like a creep with French and Nicki at a show Flex DJ’d (LOL), the IFWT logo on the Knicks jumbotron and more!